On Saturday 23rd June at 2.30, why not treat yourself to something a little different? In the Centre of Worcester at St. George’s Church, Barbourne, Opera Worcester (formally Great Witley Operatic Society) will be presenting an afternoon of Opera, with a delicious traditional Afternoon Tea to follow. If you fancy a music journey into Love, Loss and the passions of Opera’s finest music, why not join us and enjoy some great moments from opera.
You’ll need a soothing cup of tea after the excitement of the power and beauty of your favourite music from Opera. Glorious tunes, beautiful voices, and endless emotion, don’t forget to bring a hanky with your napkin!
Worcester’s finest singers, led by local conductor Sue Black will perform some of opera’s most beautiful and dramatic moments. After a wonderful afternoon of music, you can then enjoy sweet treats, freshly-cut sandwiches and hot tea or coffee. This will be an afternoon for everyone to enjoy music for all tastes, and delicious musical treats that hit all the right notes.
What could be more delicious than Bizet with your Battenberg, Mozart with your Maderia, and Strauss with your fruit scones? Join us for a delicious treat of beautiful music for all tastes.
Limited seating, book your tickets now!
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and I PAGLIACCI
2nd – 4th May 2019 @ the Swan Theatre Worcester.
Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavello’s I Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double bill. Affectionately known as ‘Cav and Pag’, in just over an hour each, the two works are each masterpieces of dramatic realism, melodic richness, and an obsession with violent jealousy.
Music highlights of Cavalleria Rusticana include the glorious Easter Hymn and Intermezzo, and in I Pagliacci, we all learn the bitter lesson that beneath a clown’s smile his personal pain is hidden. As the opera’s famous tenor aria tells us, regardless of life, ‘Vesti la giubba’. On with the Motley.
If you enjoy dramatic opera then prepare yourself for the Italian passions of Cav and Pag.
2nd – 4th May 2019